Marlon McIntosh’s mum: I want to find out the truth about how my son died

Marlon McIntoshsource: Birmingham Mail
published: 10 October 2014

The mother of a 28-year-old found hanged in his prison cell has pledged to fight to find out the truth after an inquest returned an open verdict. Marlon McIntosh, from Quinton, was serving a nine-week sentence for theft when he was discovered dead on April 30 last year at Birmingham Prison.

His devastated relatives were told by prison bosses that he had been found hanged.His mum Marlene spoke out after the three-day inquest and said the family had always believed that Marlon had not taken his own life.

The 50-year-old says she was now planning to continue the fight to find out the truth behind the death of the dad of two young daughters.The retail worker added: “We are pleased with the verdict, but it was only what we already knew.

“We knew he did not kill himself, but this verdict has opened even more questions that now need answering. I will not rest until I get the truth about my son’s death. I just don’t know where we go from here.

We have to get some legal representation to get to the truth, but that is what I intend to do.”

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